March Awareness Months

March - Awareness Months, Days & Observances

With its blossoming flowers and brightening skies, March has always been a month of renewal and rejuvenation. As we shake off the cold winter days and turn towards the promise of spring, it's only fitting that we embrace a variety of awareness days dedicated to significant social, environmental, and personal growth topics. 

Throughout March, people from all walks of life unite to champion various causes – from climate change and conservation efforts to mindfulness and self-care. 

Get ready to mark your calendars as we present an extensive list of significant awareness days in March designed to educate, inspire, and empower you to make a difference in the world, one day at a time. So, don your greenest garb and welcome in the warmer days ahead as we explore these vital observances' impact and far-reaching potential.

For more from the third month, check out our March Quotes.

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March Awareness Month-Long Events

Women's History Month

(USA, UK, Australia, and Canada)

Women's History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions throughout history, aiming to promote and highlight the role of women in various fields such as science, politics, art, education, and more. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of women's rights and gender equality.

Read more: Women's History Month.
Related: Official Website | Equality Quotes.

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month
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(USA)

National Nutrition Month, one of America’s national health observances (months dedicated to health issues), is an awareness campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to promote informed food choices, healthy eating habits, and physical activity to maintain overall health and wellness. This month aims to educate people on the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.

Read more: National Nutrition Month.
Related: Official Website.

World Awareness Month: Endometriosis

(Worldwide)

Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place worldwide to raise awareness and provide support for individuals affected by endometriosis. It focuses on educating people on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for this chronic condition, which affects millions of women worldwide.

National Kidney Month

(USA)

National Kidney Month is an annual event that raises awareness about kidney disease, its prevention, and the need for early diagnosis and treatment. The National Kidney Foundation leads this campaign to reduce the burden of kidney disease on individuals, families, and society.

Related: Official Website.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

(USA)

Brain Injury Awareness Month is an initiative by the Brain Injury Association of America to raise awareness about the prevalence, prevention, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries. The campaign educates the public and seeks support for those affected by brain injuries.

Related: Official Website.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

(USA)

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about the prevention, detection, and treatment of colorectal cancer. This campaign advocates for regular screenings and supports research to find a cure for this common and preventable disease.

Related: Official Website.

Music In Our Schools Month

(USA)

Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, is an annual event that emphasizes the significance of music education in schools and encourages the involvement of communities in supporting school music programs. The month-long celebration features various activities, performances, and initiatives that showcase the creativity and talent of young musicians and inspire students to develop a passion for music.

Related: Official Website.

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

(USA)

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month is an annual initiative the National Multiple Sclerosis Society promotes to increase public awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS). The campaign aims to educate individuals on the impact of MS, showcase ongoing research efforts for finding a cure, and advocate for those affected by the condition. Communities are encouraged to participate in various fundraising events and educational programs throughout the month to support the fight against MS and empower those living with it.

Related: Official Website.

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

(USA)

The National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and understanding about people with developmental disabilities. It inspires early detection, better access to support and services, and encourages complete acceptance and inclusion in all areas of community life. Emphasizing the belief that persons with developmental disabilities should be recognized for their individual abilities and contributions, this month is key to advocating for equal opportunities and rights.

March Awareness Days

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day
Photo by Taun Stewart on Unsplash

March 3 (Worldwide)

World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild plants and animals, focusing on the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. The day is celebrated under the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) supervision and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Read more: World Wildlife Day.
Related: Official Website | Biodiversity Facts.

World Hearing Day

March 3 (Worldwide)

World Hearing Day is an awareness campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care worldwide.

Related: Official Website.

International Women's Day

March 8 (Worldwide)

International Women's Day is celebrated globally to recognize women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. It also aims to bring awareness to gender inequality and violence against women.

Read more: International Women's Day.
Related: Official Website.

World Sleep Day

March 18 (International)

World Sleep Day is an annual event that discusses and promotes the importance of good, healthy sleep as a fundamental pillar of human health. Endorsed by a host of global health professionals and organizations, it seeks to raise awareness of sleep disorders and the impact of insufficient sleep on our health, well-being, and quality of life. Today, individuals are encouraged to prioritize and improve their sleep hygiene for a healthier life.

World Oral Health Day

March 20 (International)

World Oral Health Day, organized by the World Dental Federation, seeks to raise awareness about the significance of oral health for overall well-being and encourage individuals to engage in preventive oral care practices. The annual event emphasizes the importance of regular dental checkups, proper oral hygiene routines, and a balanced diet for maintaining strong teeth and a healthy mouth.

Related: Official Website.

Won't You Be My Neighbor Day

March 20 (USA)

Won't You Be My Neighbor Day is celebrated annually in honor of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the children's television show 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' The day encourages individuals to extend kindness and neighborly compassion to those around them, fostering a sense of community and empathy. This awareness day is an excellent opportunity to remember the valuable impact of kindness on our lives and in our neighborhoods, underlining the importance of being good and considerate neighbors.

International Day of Happiness

March 20 (International)

International Day of Happiness is a global celebration recognized by the United Nations to acknowledge the importance of happiness in everyone's life. This day invites everyone across the world to find joy and fulfillment in their lives and to encourage good deeds for the betterment of others and our planet. Advocates of this day often link happiness to living sustainably and caring for our natural environment, thereby promoting environmental consciousness.

Read more: International Day of Happiness.
Related: Happiness Quotes.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 (Worldwide)

This day aims to raise awareness, combat racial discrimination, and promote equality worldwide. Commemorating the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa, the United Nations established this day in 1966.

Related: Official Website.

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 (Worldwide)

World Down Syndrome Day raises awareness about Down syndrome and aims to create a global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome.

Read more: World Down Syndrome Day.
Related: Official Website.

World Water Day

World Water Day
Photo by Johnny McClung on Unsplash

March 22 (Worldwide)

World Water Day focuses on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. UNESCO promotes the day to raise awareness of the global water crisis and bring attention to the need for safe, clean drinking water for everyone.

Read more: World Water Day.
Related: Official Website | Water Pollution Facts | Water Quotes

Medal of Honor Day

March 25 (USA)

Medal of Honor Day is a national observance dedicated to honoring the heroic acts and extraordinary sacrifices made by the recipients of the United States' highest military award, the Medal of Honor. This day commemorates the actions of these courageous individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their country. Various events and ceremonies are held nationwide on this day to recognize and celebrate these remarkable service members' bravery, selflessness, and patriotism.

March Awareness Weeks

National Groundwater Awareness Week

March 6-12 (USA)

National Groundwater Awareness Week raises awareness about the importance of groundwater as a valuable resource and highlights the need for responsible use, conservation, and protection of groundwater resources.

Related: Official Website.

Climate Week

Last Week in March (MENA)

Climate Week aims to bring awareness to climate change and its impacts, encouraging positive actions and encouraging governments, businesses, and citizens to work together to combat climate change.

Related: Climate Change Facts.

Sleep Awareness Week

March 13-19 (USA)

Sleep Awareness Week, organized by the National Sleep Foundation, aims to raise awareness about the importance of good sleep health for overall well-being and encourage people to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and quality of life.

Related: Official Website | Insomnia Quotes.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Last full week in March (National - U.S.)

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is an annual national health observance week dedicated to counteracting the myths about drug and alcohol use. This week encourages communities to have open and honest discussions about the effects of substance abuse on the individual, family, and society. It seeks to promote understanding and educate young people about the science-backed realities of addiction. Through proactive education, the initiative helps in prevention and treatment efforts.

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